Friday, January 20, 2012

Why Mommy Gets Grouchy in the Middle of the Night

"Mommy, I wet the bed."

Grumble, grumble, grumble.  Mommy thinks to herself, (sarcastically), "No problem.  I'll just throw all the wet clothes and sheets in the wash along with the dirty towels that I used to clean the bathroom floor when the toilet overflowed.  While I'm at it I'll throw in Kaylah's wet pants and panties that she wet after I had done all the laundry.  Then I'll get so awake giving you a bath and changing your sheets that I won't be able to go back to sleep and I will be sooo tired in the morning."

Why do I act like I'm dying?  I just need to be thankful!

Thankful that I have a little boy to come wake me up in the night.
Thankful that I have clean sheets to put on his bed.
Thankful that we have a bathtub to give him a bath.
Thankful that we have a toilet to overflow.
Thankful that I have a little girl and that she is learning to go on the potty.
Thankful that I have a washing machine to put all the dirty things into.
Thankful that I have a bed to get back into (and that I have a wonderful husband who is keeping the sheets warm.)
Thankful that all 3 kids normally sleep very well through the night.
And on and on and on I could go.

Thank you Lord for reminding me to be thankful!  I have absolutely no right to be grumbling about something so trifling. 

Thank you Lord for your blessings!


  1. Thank you for this reminder:-) I have started keeping my tapeplayer on my kitchen counter so that first thing I can hit play and have Godly music playing all morning! That just does something for everyone's spirit! Keeps us focused on things that truly matter...Adalyn wakes us up several nights a week in between Caleb and Stephen getting tech calls so I know how easy it is to lose sight of the important things:-) Though,I have to admit, I'm pretty spoiled as I don't have to get up, Stephen does:-) BUT, I still wake up and I have a very hard time falling back asleep and I can get irritable very quickly;-) Thank you for sharing!!

    1. The tapeplayer! Yes, I need to do that more often! It truly does help get everyone into a better frame of mind!

  2. Yes, these reminders are always good. We are nearly finished reading about Ann Dittman and the horrors that she endured. Yet her attitude was always so good. It totally amazes me. I am so pampered, so spoiled, have so much. God is so good and I can still manage to complain.